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KDChi welcomes our Michigan charters!

KDChi Congratulates and welcomes our newest charter sisters at Michigan State University.

We are also very thankful of our expansion team led by Veronica Lucena and our own sisters who traveled to Michigan to induct and volunteered as big sisters to the new additions.

 

KDChi Honorary sister Dolores Huerta celebrates 83

KDChi sends a very special Happy Birthday to our KDChi sister Dolores Huerta who celebrated her 83rd birthday. We appreciate your service to the Latina/o community and celebrate with you today and everyday.


Dolores Huerta at the Washington DC March for Immigration Reform April 2013

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The KDChi Family loses Kappa Chapter sister, Jennifer Vazquez to brain cancer.

The KDChi Family loses Kappa Chapter sister, Jennifer Vazquez to brain cancer.

It it with a heavy heart that our KDChi family announces one of our Kappa Chapter sisters, Jennifer Vazquez lost her life battle today against cancer. Please keep her and those who love her in your good thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She was so passionate about life and loved KDChi dearly. We love and remember you today and always Jennifer, heaven has a new penguin. 4.3.13

Jennifer will be officially inducted into the Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority at a private ceremony during the National Conference to be held in Seattle, Washington in June 2013.


KDChi's Natl Conference Guest Speaker Announced

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is pleased to announce KDChi Alpha Chapter Alumni, Dr. Lisa Ramirez, is the guest speaker for the national conference at our Emerald Gala in Seattle, Washington.

 

Photo courtesy: Tiffany Hopwood

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KDChi Sister Dolores Huerta inducted into California Hall Of Fame

KDChi Sister Dolores Huerta inducted into California Hall of Fame By The Bakersfield Californian

Labor leader and human rights activist Dolores Huerta was inducted into the California Hall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday night at The California Museum in Sacramento, according to a press release.

She is part of the seventh class of inductees to join the Hall of Fame since the program began in 2006. Related Photos

Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union with Huerta, was inducted as part of the first class, according to the website of The California Museum.

Huerta has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and continues to be active in human rights efforts in Kern County through her Dolores Huerta Foundation.

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KDChi Pi Chapter Alumna named one of most influential Latinas in Washington DC politics

KDChi Alumna named one of most influential Latinos in Washington DC Politics

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is so proud that Kdchi Pi Chapter (University of Texas at Austin) Alum, Veronica Duron was named one of Washington DC's Most Influential Latinos on Capitol Hill. (p) Duron is a Legislative Aide to Senator Charles Schumer of New York. In the Senate, she works on education and health care policy issues. Prior to joining Senator Schumer's office, she helped Latino Rep. Solomon Ortiz shape his policy positions on education, housing, taxes, labor, and banking issues. This year, Duron was elected as Vice President of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association where her tireless efforts are essential to building Latino influence on Capitol Hill.

Courtesy of Huffington Post, Latino Voices
full article available here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pablo-manriquez/the-mostinfluential-latin_b_2878555.html

KDChi makes it way to UT-Dallas

Ladies says community service and values led them to found KDChi at UT-Dallas

The Women of Integrity, Service and Honesty prospective colony for the Kappa Delta Chi sorority is expected to bring another Greek option to campus by the end of spring 2013.

The student interest group, known as WISH, is currently in the process of chartering the historically Latina-based Kappa Delta Chi, better known as KDChi, for UTD. Although not yet an official sorority, the 11 women of WISH anticipate becoming the founders of the KDChi UTD chapter by the end of the semester.

Minerva Mendoza, marketing senior and president of WISH, said she was glad to see her group come this far and hopes to share the principles of KDChi with future members.

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KDCHI ACHIEVES RECORD NATIONAL GPA

KDCHI SISTERS BREAK ACADEMIC BARRIERS Undergraduate Sisters' Labor Toward Academic Excellence Pays Off

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LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. undergraduate chapters achieve a national grade point average of 3.03.

Since it's founding in 1987, KDChi has worked tirelessly to support young Hispanic women in their pursuit of a college degree. With a commitment to "achieve academic excellence and graduation of all its members", KDChi is proud to announce it's latest academic achievement.

"Last June, the National Cabinet established a goal to raise our National GPA to above a 3.0," stated National President, Mary González, "in less than six months we are excited to announce that we have reached our goal."

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KDChi Alumnae Launch Lifelong Learning Series

KDCHI LAUNCHES LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES New initiative aims to provide personal, professional development opportunities to alumnae by alumnae

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LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi's National Alumnae Association, in partnership with the Division of Leadership Development, launched a Lifelong Learning Webinar Series for alumnae.

Vanessa Estrada, Chi Alumna

On Wednesday, November 14 Vanessa Estrada, a Chi Alumna, kicked off the series with a session titled "Healthy Living". Estrada, a licensed nutritionist, gave alumnae in attendance information on healthy eating and provided practical information to apply the information in their personal lives.

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KDCHI SISTER SOLDIERS: They sacrifice their lives and answer the call of duty.

KDCHI SISTER SOLDIERS: They sacrifice their lives and answer the call of duty.

by Gina Garcia, VP of Public Affairs for Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.

You may not know their names, but they sacrifice daily for you and your family. They shoot guns, endure sleepless nights, run for miles with 90lb bags on their backs and witness catastrophes we as civilians are blind to. These women are bonded to their comrades in a way that only fellow soldiers can fully appreciate. They are Latina, have families and loved ones back home, hold the values we've all come to know, only these women have combat boots in their closet next to their going out high heels. Each sister endured her own individual struggles to walk the line they have either serving in the military as they do now or have in the past. The military is a life of uncertainty as to where you'll be stationed, who you answer to and whether you could be called to Afghanistan, Iraq, to the Haitian earthquake aftermath or to the next unknown world-impacting event. Kappa Delta Chi, meet your SISTER SOLDIERS.


Denise Gonzalez, Alumnae in Washington, D.C. who's since moved to El Paso, TX

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KDChi Launches Campaign to encourage Civic Engagement

PENGUINS AT THE POLLS

Kappa Delta Chi launches campaign to encourage civic engagement, spreads from coast to coast

by KDChi National Communications Officer Sherry Flores

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc Sisters Host First Ever Eastern U.S. Regional Conference

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc Sisters Host First Ever Eastern U.S. Regional Conference

October 30, 2012:
For Immediate Release

(Potsdam, NY) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. Eastern US Region announced today the details for its first ever regional conference. Due to the distance between the Alpha Sigma Chapter of KDChi and the Clarkson University Colony this conference will be web-based.

The conference will feature three workshops: “Marketing Yourself via Social Media” with Estee Hernandez, “Intro to Gender and Sexuality” with Clarkson University’s Dr. Joann Rogers, and “The Battle of the Sexes in Junot Díaz’s ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’” with Clarkson University Professor, Michael Garcia. The conference will also feature service events for both groups.

Alpha Sigma will be doing a Mud Run with HOPE Community as part of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition and the Clarkson sisters will be Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. This conference will be open to all Actives, Inactives, Active Alumnae, and Inactive Alumnae. For more information or to take part, contact: Mia Cignarale, President of Clarkson University Colony

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501(c)(7), national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.

Latina Magazine names Kappa Delta Chi National President, Mary Gonzalez as Next Generation Latina

Latina Magazine names Kappa Delta Chi National President, Mary Gonzalez as Next Generation Latina   

Congrats to Mary Gonzalez, Pi Chapter Alumna of the University of Texas and soon to be Texas State Representative in El Paso 

For Immediate Release:

(New York City, NY) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that Latina Magazine has named National President Mary Gonzalez as a Next Generation Latina Leader.

A total of 10 women were chosen from various professional backgrounds from across the nation and all of them have inspiring stories of strength, philanthropy and courage to be honored and featured in the upcoming December issue. According to Latina Magazine, the Next Generation Latina is a woman who embraces her Latina roots while giving back to her community in a noteworthy way.  She's a role model, a mentor, a leader, a friend, sister, boss, teacher, or somebody making a difference in the community.

"It is truly an honor to be nominated and selected as one of Latina Magazine's Next Generation Latina Leaders, this recognition sheds light on some of the important issues I have been working on like Latino voter engagement, education and poverty," Gonzalez shared. She continued, "This award means a lot to me because it symbolizes the future of Latina leadership, with women from all over the country, from different backgrounds, in different industries making a difference in society, it is a tapestry of what Latina leadership looks like. It is humbling to learn about the other women who were selected and to know that I get to stand with them as a Latina who's making a difference."   

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KDChi's Alpha Eta Chapter interviewed for their participation in fundraiser

Kudos to KDChi's Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of Reno for helping to organize a Susan G Komen Breast Cancer fundraiser and for hosting several booths for this Susan G. Komen Fundraiser.

See the TV News Report from KRNV in Reno, Nevada, Kappa Delta Chi Sisters were interviewed twice within the story. 

http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Cancer-survivor-dances-for-breast-cancer-awareness/apOC8oQ2AEmHAmw

Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) Kathy Howard is a teacher with the Washoe County School District and she's celebrating being cancer free since 2005. Howard decided what a better way to celebrate and spread breast cancer awareness then to dance."When you're going through chemo, you can’t move at all so being able to come out here today and keep up with these women at this tremendous, incredible pace and keep moving for an hour plus is an incredible feet," Howard says.

She’s talking about zumba.The zumba Party in Pink event was held at the Grand Sierra Resort Sunday afternoon to help spread breast cancer awareness."It all has a positive effect on your body, your mind and your soul and so people who come to zumba classes it's just infectious," zumba instructor and event organizer Veronica Lebednik says.300 men and women of all ages showed up in support.

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KDChi Alpha Xi Sister, Ana Brenda writes about her last semester of college

The Courage to Succeed

By Ana Brenda Briones
Texas A&M University at Commerce

Latina Style Magazine- College Beat




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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Wins the NCLR Alma Awards Competition

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Wins the NCLR Alma Awards Competition

NCLR: KDChi's 4,705 Individual Votes "knocked the competition out of the park"      

For Immediate Release:

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to have partnered up with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in honor of the 2012 Alma Awards, Latino Greek Competition. The grand prize won is that a national celebrity will appear at an upcoming KDChi national conference. 

The winning e-mail came directly from the NCLR marketing team and it read as follows:  

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Introducing KDChi President & the Newest, Youngest TX State Rep.

“Part of making a difference is really about personal sacrifice.”

Serving Home: Mary Gonzalez by Eric Baca for Latino Leaders Magazine Jul-Aug 2012

The fire had destroyed everything. The remnants of her life — all 10 long years of it — were consumed as if they never existed. Extinguished. Gone. 

Mary Gonzalez at the TX State Capitol

From this destruction, Mary Gonzalez learned what a community could be. Homeless, Gonzalez and family were taken in by her El Paso neighbors, preventing her from knowing hunger or the sting of not having a present to open on Christmas. For the next year, El Paso — its people, its schools — helped to raise young Mary, who, at 28, recently became the newest and youngest member of the Texas House of Representatives.

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KDChi celebrated 25yrs in Lubbock, TX

KDChi Sisters Celebrate Homecoming in Lubbock, TX

 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary at home in Lubbock, TX

Silver Horizon: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Empowering the Future    

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KDChi Phi Chapter Alumna Awarded Doctoral Psychology Award

KDChi Phi Chapter Alumna Awarded Doctoral Psychology Award

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that Phi Chapter Alumna Aracely Arellano Lopez was selected out of 126 doctoral psychology student applicants to be awarded the CAPIC/MHSA Psychology Intern Stipend in 2012. She will receive MHSA Full-Time internship stipends totaling $20,772 to encourage pre-doctoral and post-doctoral service in public mental health settings.

The stipend program is funded by the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, or Prop 63) and awards stipends to doctoral psychology students doing internships in publicly supported mental health agencies in California. While pursuing a higher education Aracely, who goes by Chely, is also working working on her own personal health and loves outdoor activities such as hiking, white water rafting and spending time becoming one with nature. While juggling school and trying to achieve balance in life, she shares the following, "I can't remember being in a better place personally and professionally. Things are truly coming together and I feel emotionally and physically healthier." She emphasizes that self care is a priority in her life and encourages others to seek out the same sort of balance.

Lopez attended Stephen F. Austin University where she was a member of KDChi's Phi Chapter and she received a Bachelor's of Psychology and Spanish. She then went on to achieve a masters in Forensic Psychology and is pursuing her PhD in Psychology. She lives in Santa Monica, California. 


KDChi receives 8 NALFO Awards

KDChi receives 8 NALFO Awards

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KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY INC. ANNOUNCES NALFO AWARDS

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud of our sisters who are making a difference in their communities and their hard work is being recognized. The KDChi sisters won a total of eight awards at the and Annual Awards Ceremony for the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Inc. (NALFO). 

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